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Talisman Eye Wristband Pattern

Time for another pattern! Since the 80's made an unfortunate comeback, why not design a wristband? And what better than to put an eye on it? Since I'm all about eyes...





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Your band could also be used to hold a cold one!


You will need:

  1. A 4mm crochet hook (G)

  2. Worsted weight yarn (4) in Black, White, and two other colours - one for the iris, the other for the band.

  3. Scissors


In order to make this bag, you will need to know how to tapestry crochet in back loops only. There is a fantastic video tutorial via ChabePatterns explaining how to do both here:



  • In the rows that include tapestry crochet, They will go as follows (for example):


Row 10: W: Chain 1, (13), B: (4), W: (4), B: (4), W: (17), slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Each colour used for the row is abbreviated to a letter, in this example there are only two -


W: White, and B: Black.


So in this example, the first 13 single crochets would be in White, then followed by 4 in Black, then 4 in White, then another 4 in Black, then the remaining 17 in White. ( I have listed all the abbreviations on the pattern below)


  • You will need to change to your new colour on the last stitch of the previous colour. So for example, the first 13 stitches in this example row are White, so you will need to change to Black on the 13th stitch. The stitch itself will be White, but you will have switched to Black for the next 4 stitches.

  • Sometimes you will have to change from one colour to another for ONLY ONE STITCH. For example, 14 sc in Black, change to White, 1sc in white, change back to Black. This can get a little fiddly, but be patient!

  • With the exceptions of the first few rows, the entire pattern will be single crochets in BACK LOOPS ONLY. Single crochet in back loops creates the pixelated affect we are aiming for. I have had people ask me if it is possible to crochet my tapestry patterns in both loops (i.e. how one would usually crochet), and the short answer is, yes, you absolutely can, I can't stop you! But the end result is an odd-looking, misshapen image. Therefore I highly, highly recommend you make this bag working in back loops only, and try practising smaller projects to get the hang of it.

  • In this pattern, Chain 1 DOES NOT COUNT AS A SINGLE CROCHET. Therefore, the first stitch is worked into the same stitch as the join.

  • Here is an image you can use as a reference as you make your wristband:




Let's get crocheting!


Foundation single crochet 34, slip stitch to the first sc to join.


(NOTE - Everyone is different and as such, everyone's hands are a different size! So make sure that the foundation chain can fit over the widest part of your hand before joining. For me, a foundation chain of 34 fits, however I have fairly skinny wrists so you might want to check your chain to ensure it's a comfortable size.)


Also, check that the chain isn't twisted before joining.


Row 1: Chain 1, in BACK LOOPS ONLY, 1sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first sc to join.


Row 2: Chain 1, G: (12), BK: (5), G: (17), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 3: Chain 1, G: (11), BK: (1), W: (5), BK: (1), G: (16), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 4: Chain 1, G: (10), BK: (1), W: (2), BL: (3), W: (2), BK: (1), G: (15), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 5: Chain 1, G: (9), BK: (1), W: (2), BL: (1), BK: (3), BL: (1), W: (2), BK: (1), G: (14), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 6: Chain 1, G: (8), BK: (1), W: (3), BL: (1), BK: (3), BL: (1), W: (3), BK: (1), G: (13), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 7: Chain 1, G: (9), BK: (1), W: (2), BL: (1), BK: (2) W: (1), BL: (1), W: (2), BK: (1), G: (14), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 8: Chain 1, G: (10), BK: (1), W: (2), BL: (3), W: (2), BK: (1), G: (15), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 9: Chain 1, G: (11), BK: (1), W: (5), BK: (1), G: (16), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 10: Chain 1, G: (12), BK: (5), G: (17), slip stitch to the first sc to join.

Row 11 & 12: Chain 1, 1sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first sc to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Aaaaaand you're done!




Thank you so much for visiting my blog and trying out this pattern! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed designing and making it! If anyone has any suggestions or critiques, I'd greatly appreciate your (constructive) feedback! You can either leave a comment below, send me a message through this website or an email! You can also reach me through instagram or facebook (I have provided the links at the top if this page).


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If you do make a wristband, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. I'd love to see your work!


Do NOT sell the pattern, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx

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